By Eleanor Bertin
Are you an English language learner? How well I remember the frustration of being in another culture, able to understand French or German fairly well, yet only able to express myself like a small child. If you’d like to improve your English, why not join others for Conversation Café on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. We’ll provide snacks and a chance to practice speaking together. Call the library for more information.
The Summer Reading Club kids are enjoying all sorts of creative games, crafts, and activities on Mondays from 10:30-12 p.m. for ages 5-8 and Tuesdays from 2:30-4 p.m. for ages 9 and up. If you haven’t joined them yet, it’s not too late to participate. Register for the Summer Reading Club at the library and come whenever you can.
Kids’ Gardening Club is enjoying produce from the flourishing plot on the Library grounds these days, thanks to plentiful rain. They meet every Wednesday at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome.
You’ll want to be at Cooking Club on Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. when we’ll be baking some scrumptious brownies. Registration for these popular sessions fills up fast, so be sure to call after 10 a.m. Thursday morning to sign up for the following week’s session.
Expose your family to the wonder of the heavens. Meet at the Recreation Centre parking lot for an evening of stargazing at the Perseid Meteor Shower Family Event, Fri, Aug 12, at 9 p.m.
This means war! Sign up now for the next Library Nerf War and pizza night for ages six and up, Mon., Aug. 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Bring or borrow your own weapon and let the hunt begin! Spaces are limited.
If you are new to our community, Read and Rhyme at the Park for parents and kids aged 0-5 is a great way to get to know people. We meet every Friday in August at West Stettler Park, 10:30 a.m. Come wearing play clothes as some activities get messy! Check our Facebook page for updates in case of poor weather. Read and Rhyme in the Library continues as usual, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Mark your calendar for Mullen the Magician on Fri., Aug. 19 at 1 p.m. Mullen’s sleight of hand is always an astonishingly entertaining event.
Add greenery to your home without the need for watering. Next week, Crystal will be teaching crafters how to create your own succulents out of pine cones. The craft will take place Thu., Aug. 18 at 6:30 p.m. Spaces are limited so call the library to sign up.
Are you an adult looking to meet others for a variety of fun weekly activities? Join the Afternoon Friends on Thursdays at 1 p.m. in the library. On Aug. 11, be sure to come ready for a few rousing outdoor games. We’ll be crafting Popsicle stick bird feeders Aug. 18.
This month’s Reader’s Circle Book Club choice is The Prairie Chicken Dance Tour by Dawn Dumont, a madcap adventure that will keep you laughing. Pick up a copy of the book at the library and join the discussion on Tue., Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.
Yoga in the Grass is coming up again on Thu., Aug. 25, 7 p.m. Bring your own mat, water bottle and whatever else you need to be comfortable and join us on the SRC lawn. Call the library for details.
Dare I say it? Fall is fast approaching so if you need your resume updated, consider booking an appointment with our employment support person. With over 30 years of experience, she’ll be able to get your resume job search ready. This takes place Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m.
If you find yourself left behind in the ever-changing world of technology, how about getting help navigating your smart phone, tablet, or iPad? Call for a Saturday appointment in between 1 and 6 pm with the library tech expert who can make sense of it all with you.
Wondering what to do with those old photographic slides and videotapes? We can help! Use our digital conversion equipment and software to bring them into the 21st century. We can also clean your scratched CDs and DVDs, $2 per disc.
Whatever you want to learn, whether it’s digging into your family tree, accessing online courses, or learning a new language, you’ll find a surprising array of services and opportunities at the library. Come in soon to find out what your library can do for you.
Reserve your spot soon for our ever-popular Historic Ghost Walk, Fri., Aug. 19 or 26 at 8:30 p.m. You’ll discover the history of the Heart of Alberta on this leisurely walk through downtown Stettler. Tickets are $10 per person, ages 10 and up.
Play Music on the Porch Day is a worldwide jam session where music lovers play together outdoors and upload their tunes to social media platforms. Last year, musicians in 70 countries and 1000 cities participated. Why not dust off your ukulele, guitar or other portable instrument and join others on the SRC lawn Sat., Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. for a quick jam. Call the library or see www.playmusicontheporchday.com for more information.
“There is no friend as loyal as a book.” ~Ernest Hemingway